Monday, October 4, 2010

I Really Need To Come Up With A Better Name Than "Twine Balls"

Twine Balls.
Balls of Twine.
Balls with...twine on them...?

I have no idea what to call my latest creation, but I really love regardless of the stupid name, I just had to share this cost-efficient design idea!

This isn't unique to me...I know I got the idea somewhere (or a variety of somewheres) but I just can't remember where.  A couple people I have showed them too have told me they have had this on their "to do" list too.  Mine stayed there for over a year before I finally decided to put my plan into action.

So you want you some purty little Twine Balls (seriously....someone got a better name for this?)???  Here's how you can get some for yourself...

1) Styrofoam balls
2) Twine
3) Hot Glue
4) Patience

Get all those goodies together and get to work!  It's time consuming, it's tedious, and I would consider you frickin' amazing if you finished with out a couple several hundred burns (I think I lost all feeling in my fingers for a couple days, and I'm still recoving from a major burn that resulted from resting my hand on the metal part of the hot glue gun....yeah, I know).  But it was well worth it to save me a $4-7 PER in the stores!
Soo...yeah, up close you may see some hot glue....but back up a little and they look PERFECT!

See??  Gorgeous!  Go have yourself some fun (or suffer through it) and display proudly!



Darcee said...

HOW COOOOOOL! :) Hmmmmm... maybe the FALL TWINE SPHERE!? :) ha ha! Whatever you call them - I call them totally AWESOME artsy fartsy FUN! ♥

Brandon and Kari + 1 said...

I love them you are so creative & thanks for your kind words!! We could still welcome our newest additions home at the same time :)

nikiJ7 said...

I LOVE them, and they look great in that glass container. Thanks for sharing a fun idea.

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Hmmm....what if you did it with read and green type string of some kind or fun colors and did patterns for Christmas??? I am totally NOT crafty :0 he he he

erica said...

Love them! But sorry, I can't come up with a good name for them, either! :)

erica said...
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erica said...

Sorry! I don't know why my comment posted twice, but I deleted one of them. :)

Aaron & Whitney Pratt (A&W) said...

i love the look!! i love projects, thi one seems right up my alley! cute about the names!

Valencia said...

These turned out great! I did some and burned my hand soooo many